Stranger Things Stars Finn Wolfhard And Noah Schnapp Discuss Will Byers' Sexuality
WARNING: If you've not yet seen season three of Stranger Things, this article contains plot details which might be considered spoilers. So, if you're still working through the episodes and don't want to know anything that goes down in Hawkins, you know what to do.
Stranger Things was given its first LGBT character in season three, in the form of Scoops Ahoy worker Robin (played by Maya Hawke).
However, fans think they may have spotted a second LGBT reference, in the scene where Mike (Finn Wolfhard) shouts at his best pal Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), "It's not my fault you don't like girls," after the pair fall out.
Finn Wolfhard has now given his view on the comment in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"There were a lot of different versions of that scene," he said.
"We tried, 'It's not my fault you don't like girls yet.' I don't even know if it had to do with Will's sexuality. I think Mike was just mad and listing off a genuine fact that he's not interested."
In the third season, Mike is still in his relationship with Eleven/El (played by Millie Bobby Brown), while Lucas (Caleb McLaughin) is coupled up with Max (Sadie Sink) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) also reveals he met a girl at camp - Suzie (played by Gabriella Pizzolo).
However, Will just seems quite content to play Dungeons and Dragons with his mates and gets frustrated when Lucas and Mike's girl troubles get in the way of a campaign.
Schnapp thinks the line may be a reference to Will's unwillingness to grow up, he told The Wrap: "It's really up to interpretation. While all the characters were out developing and growing up, Will was in the Upside Down and he was alone there, not interacting with or connected to his friends or the rest of the world.
"When he got back, he expected everything to just go back to how it was before, how it was when he was normal and when he was a kid and he wanted to go back to the basement and play D&D.
"All his friends have girlfriends and they're out dating, and he just wants to have fun with his friends.
"You see in episode three, he just wants to play D&D in the basement, and now all of his friends have girlfriends and they are dating. And it's kind of, when you hear Mike say that line, it's really up to the audience to interpret it."
He went on to say that he thinks it's likely that Will is just not ready to grow up just yet, adding: "He doesn't really want to move on to dating and relationships yet. He still wants to be a kid and play in the basement like he did in old times."
Well, you can't really blame Will for missing the good old days - you know the days before he, his mates and family were getting terrorised by monsters from another world.
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